Japanese Sake Seminar & Cheese Pairing
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Japanese Sake Seminar & Cheese Pairing

Rice and milk are two peas in a pod! Sake and cheese might seem like an unlikely match, but together they are eye-opening and delicious when paired well. Join us as Gabrielle Morriseau, Sake Sommelier and Manager at Craft and Cru in Milton, MA, educates us about the beauty, history and technique behind making sake and its unique flavor profiles. Learn about the world of sake as we guide you through 5 different unqiue sake carefully paired to a delicious selection of 5 cheeses. There is a whole world of sake and cheese to learn about! Sign up today as there is very limited seating!

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Wine 101
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Wine 101

Wine 101 at The Cheese Shop of Salem is for anyone who loves wine and wants to learn more about it in a fun and supportive environment! Led by your resident certified wine experts, Susan and Molly, this class will explore how to taste and analyze wine while enjoying a line-up of wines from around the world. Wine 101 will exmaine how to identify the essential elements in wine (sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol) and will review general food pairing guidelines to major grape varieties. Enter the class a novice, and leave with a keen sense of what makes wine so special. Over the course of the 1.5 hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and charcuterie pairings. 

$55/person

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An Evening with Remnant Brewing
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Remnant Brewing

We're teaming up with Remnant Brewing in Somerville, MA for a tasty evening in their barrel room! Join us at Remnant's new space at Bow Market in Union Square, as we pair four delectable cheeses with four of Remnant's unique brews. The evening will include a guided tasting, a little bit of science, and a lively discussion about how to create the perfect pairings. Plus, Remnant will have something new and funky coming out of the barrels for this one!

$40/person

Your ticket gets you:

- Four 2oz servings of cheese

- Four small pours (8 oz) of our beers

- A chance to chat with Chris Tenore, Beer Buyer of the Cheese Shop and Remnant’s Head Brewer, Charlie Cummings, about beer and cheese and what makes them so awesome together

Get your tickets today - limited space is available!

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Drink Pink
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Drink Pink

'Summah, summah, summah tiiiiiime!' We promise not to sing (maybe) as our resident wine experts, Susan and Molly, lead you through a delightful line-up of this year's newest and hippest rosés. Explore how rosé is made, and learn how to taste and analyze wine, in a supportive and fun environment! At the end of the class, leave with a keen sense of what makes rosé so special and a newfound appreciation of the pink drink! 

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and gourmet pairings.

$45/person

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Skin Contact
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Skin Contact

‘Skin contact’ is more than just grapes gettin’ jiggy with it! We’re here to teach you all about ‘skin contact,’ and together we’ll dissect the mysteries of winemaking. This class offers the full color spectrum of wine – White, Orange, Rosé, Red – and you’ll taste them all! Our resident wine experts, Susan and Molly, will answer your questions about wine like ‘What is orange wine and why is it so trendy right now?’, ‘What do grape skins do to wine?’, ‘Why are wines different colors?’ Come taste through the wine rainbow with us and discover what makes wine so colorful and special. ‘Skin Contact’ is a class designed for the most novice wine drinker or anyone who already has a solid understanding of wine and wants to dig a little deeper. 

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and gourmet pairings.

$45/person

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Hops & Curds
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Hops & Curds

This class offers an extensive overview of how to pair beer and cheese, AKA hops and curds! Are you curious about what cheese to pair with your beer? Cheddar with a lager or an ale? Brie with a saison or an IPA? Join us for a guided tasting, a little bit of science, and lively discussion about how to create perfect pairings!

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different beers alongside 5 cheeses and gourmet pairings.

$45/person

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Drink Pink
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Drink Pink

'Summah, summah, summah tiiiiiime!' We promise not to sing (maybe) as our resident wine experts, Susan and Molly, lead you through a delightful line-up of this year's newest and hippest rosés. Explore how rosé is made, and learn how to taste and analyze wine, in a supportive and fun environment! At the end of the class, leave with a keen sense of what makes rosé so special and a newfound appreciation of the pink drink! 

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and gourmet pairings.

$45/person

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Hops & Curds
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hops & Curds

This class offers an extensive overview of how to pair beer and cheese, AKA hops and curds! Are you curious about what cheese to pair with your beer? Cheddar with a lager or an ale? Brie with a saison or an IPA? Join us for a guided tasting, a little bit of science, and lively discussion about how to create perfect pairings!

$50/person

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Drink Pink
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Drink Pink

'Summah, summah, summah tiiiiiime!' We promise not to sing (maybe) as our wine director, Susan Ulbrich, leads you through a delightful line-up of this year's newest and hippest rosés. Explore how rosé is made, and learn how to taste and analyze wine, in a supportive and fun environment! At the end of the class, leave with a keen sense of what makes rosé so special and a newfound appreciation of the pink drink! 

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and gourmet pairings.

$45/person

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Mum's Day Blooms and Wine Tasting
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mum's Day Blooms and Wine Tasting

Join us as we collaborate with Alice's Table for a special flower arranging + wine tasting event! Enjoy an expert led wine tasting and cheese nibbles while you learn how to create your own beautiful floral arrangement. Surprise mom with a gorgeous hand made bouquet and perfect bottle of wine for Mother's Day. Or, make the class a date night with Mom!

$90/person - Purchase tickets here!

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Wine 101
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wine 101

Wine 101 at The Cheese Shop of Salem is for anyone who loves wine and wants to learn more about it in a fun and supportive environment! Led by your resident certified wine experts, Susan and Molly, this class will explore how to taste and analyze wine while enjoying a line-up of wines from around the world. Wine 101 will exmaine how to identify the essential elements in wine (sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol) and will review general food pairing guidelines to major grape varieties. Enter the class a novice, and leave with a keen sense of what makes wine so special. Over the course of the 1.5 hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and charcuterie pairings. 

$55/person

Purchase tickets here!

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Rosés and Peonies
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Rosés and Peonies

Our Rosé & Peonies class brings the best of both worlds together: wine and flowers! 

Ring in Spring with us as wine director at The Cheese Shop of Salem, Susan Ulbrich, leads us through a delightful line-up of this season’s newest and hippest rosés. Explore how rosé is made, and learn how to taste and analyze wine, in a supportive and fun environment! At the end of the class, leave with a keen sense of what makes rosé so special, plus enjoy a Spring floral bouquet from yours truly: Forêt Design Studio. 

Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different wines alongside cheese and gourmet pairings.

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Cheese 101
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cheese 101

This Intro to Cheese course is all about the basics: How is cheese made? What are the main styles of cheese? What types of milk are used in cheesemaking and why? Most importantly, how do I describe what I'm tasting? 

Cheese 101 will arm you with knowledge and skills to take your cheese obsession to the next level. Enjoy a guided tasting, tips on sensory analysis, fun handouts, and a chance to geek out with fellow cheese nerds!

 

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Easter/Passover Florals and Wine Tasting
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Easter/Passover Florals and Wine Tasting

Join us at The Cheese Shop of Salem alongside the floral events company, Alice's Table, for a fun night of flowers, cheese and wine! Enjoy an expert led wine tasting and cheese nibbles while you learn how to create a beautiful floral centerpiece. At the end of the night take home your seasonal arrangement and delicious in store finds!

$90/person - Purchase tickets here!

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Hops & Curds
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Hops & Curds

This course involves an extensive overview of how to pair beer and cheese, AKA hops and curds!. Are you curious about what cheese to pair with your beer? Cheddar with a lager or an ale? Brie with a saison or an IPA? Come spend some time with us as we walk you through delicious pairings handpicked by Chris and Jimmy!

$45/person

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Cheese 101
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Cheese 101

This Intro to Cheese course is all about the basics: How is cheese made? What are the main styles of cheese? What types of milk are used in cheesemaking and why? Most importantly, how do I describe what I'm tasting? 

Cheese 101 will arm you with knowledge and skills to take your cheese obsession to the next level. Enjoy a guided tasting, tips on sensory analysis, fun handouts, and a chance to geek out with fellow cheese nerds!

 

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A Rhône River Runs Through It
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

A Rhône River Runs Through It

A Rhône River Runs Through It! The Rhône Valley is an expansive region of lush magnificence, which spans the length of the Rhône river in southeastern France. The Rhône can be divided into the North and the Southern Valley, and the unifying force that brings them together is the mighty Rhône River. Join us as we follow the course of the Rhône river, from North to South, through a special flight of wine – from Côte-Rôtie to Châteauneuf-du-Pape – with stops along the way.

We’ll travel together through the Rhône’s incredible repertoire of wine, terroir and tradition. Come learn all about the main white and red grape varieties of the Rhône, the climatic differences between the North and South, the Rhône’s infamous mistral wind, and other important aspects of viticulture in this special wine growing region.

The evening includes a flight of 6 wines, and sampling of cheese and charcuterie. 

Tickets are $45/person. Seating is limited. Buy tickets here!

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Fa-la-la Flowers & Holiday Wine!
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Fa-la-la Flowers & Holiday Wine!

Fa-la-la Flowers & Holiday Wine!

Alice's Table is returning to The Cheese Shop of Salem for a festive evening of flower arranging and wine tasting! Enjoy an expert led wine tasting and nibbles while creating a beautiful winter-holiday floral arrangement. At the end of the night take home your seasonal centerpiece and the perfect bottle of wine to celebrate the holidays! 

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An Evening with Jared Brandt, Winemaker at Donkey & Goat
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Jared Brandt, Winemaker at Donkey & Goat

Join us for a special wine tasting and presentation from Jared Brandt, owner and winemaker of Donkey and Goat. Husband and wife team, Jared and Tracey Brandt are making some of the best natural juice in the states, right out of Berkeley, California. After leaving their tech jobs to pursue traditional winemaking in the Rhône Valley, Jared and Tracey began Donkey & Goat Winery in 2004.


We first fell in love with Donkey & Goat a few years ago after having a bottle of their sparkling Chardonnay 'Lily's Cuvée' at Oleana in Cambridge, MA. What distinguishes Jared and Tracey's natural wine is the simple elegance in the bottle. Donkey & Goat is unique and unusual wine, but pleases the most novice to the most advanced palates. We love Jared and Tracey's wines because they speak to all people, and they speak purely and from the earth.

Donkey & Goat wines are made 'naturally,' which is a term that includes both vineyard and cellar practices throughout farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa. Donkey & Goat wines are bottled without stabilizers, fining or filtration, and nothing is removed nor added except for minimal sulphur, falling under the guidelines of natural winemaking in Europe. While not required, Donkey & Goat includes their ingredient list on all of their labels: grapes and minimal sulphur. 

This special evening includes a flight of five Donkey & Goat wines accompanied by a selection of cheese and charcuterie. Guests will receive a 10% discount on wines purchased at the tasting.

Tickets are $40/person. Seating is limited. Buy tickets here!

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Bubbles Italian Style
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Bubbles Italian Style

Love sparkling wine? Love Italy? Then this is the class for you! Learn all about sparkling wine from different regions throughout Italy, including sparklers like Prosecco, Franciacorta, Lambrusco & more! Take a tour with us as we explore five different bubbly bottles, do as Marcello and Sofia do, and dip into the world of Italian bubbles! Delicious cheese and charcuterie included. 

Tickets are $35/person. Only a few more seats available! Buy tickets here!

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Sake & Cheese Class
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sake & Cheese Class

Sake & Cheese Class

Rice and milk are two peas in a pod! Sake and cheese might seem like an unlikely match, but together they are eye-opening and delicious when paired well. Join us as Gabrielle Morriseau, Sake Sommelier and Beverage Director at JP Seafood Cafe in Jamaica Plain, Boston, educates us about the beauty, history and technique behind sake, its flavor profiles, and how it is made. Do you know what makes a Honjozo different from a Daiginjo? Is sake supposed to be chilled or heated? There is a whole world of sake and cheese to learn about! And it starts here! This class includes a 2oz. pour of 6 different sake paired with a selection of 5 cheeses, and a sushi roll from Koto Grill & Sushi!

Limited Seating! Buy Tickets here!

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Stop and Smell the Rosé
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Stop and Smell the Rosé

Stop and Smell the Rosé

Grab your friends and join us for a special collaboration with the fantastic floral company Alice'sTable! Enjoy a rosé tasting and some nibbles led by expert Cheese Shop staff while creating your own beautiful summer floral arrangement. At the end of the evening, bring home your beautiful arrangement, and any rosé bottle at 10% off! Buy tickets here!

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